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"On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball, when somebody sneezed.
It rolled off the table, and onto the floor,
And then my poor meatball, rolled right out the door.
It rolled in the garden, and under a bush,
And then my poor meatball, was nothing but mush."

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Kenmore

James Callow Keyword(s): Parody of "On Top Of Old Smokey"

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

Date learned: 00001973 ca.

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DURING A THUNDERSTORM, TO AVOID BEING HIT BY LIGHTNING,
IT IS ADVISABLE TO BURN ONE OF THE BLESSED PALMS
WHICH WERE DISTRIBUTED ON PALM SUNDAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): FIRE SMOKE FUMIGATION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder

Date learned: 10-25-1969

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Toast

Toast for Long Life (Scottish):

Lang may yera lum veek.

"long may your chimney smoke"

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [F600] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Chimney ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; SCOTTISH ; Smoke ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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SMOKE FOLLOWS BEAUTY.

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"SMOKE FROM AN OUT-OF-DOOR FIRE DRIFTS TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
PERSON WITHIN RANGE"--#675 IN HAND, NORTH CAROLINA.
ALSO SEE HAND & TALLEY, UTAH #2134; PUCKETT OHIO #5713.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; BEAUTY ; Maxim ; Saying ; Smoke

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Human Being
BELIEF -- Fire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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EARACHE CURE:
TOBACCO SMOKE PUFFED INTO THE EAR

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CURE ; Earache ; REMEDY ; Smoke ; TOBACCO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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Riddle

WHAT DID THE BIG CHIMNEY SAY TO THE LITTLE CHIMNEY?
TOU'RE TOO YOUNG TO SMOKE.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Big ; Chimney ; Little ; Smoke

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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